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Offline bluefoxicy

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The healthy stuff is tasty
« on: December 23, 2011, 03:45:00 PM »
Potato

A nasty little toxic root composed mainly of starch.  You're better off eating a twinky.  The skin has nutrients... a nominal amount of potassium, more than a banana--high levels of potassium will damage dysfunctional kidneys, but potatoes are otherwise safe.  Also, otherwise devoid of nutritional value.


Sweet potato

Similar to the potato, with a better flavor and much higher nutrient load.  The orange color comes from carotine.  Higher in fiber and micronutrients than a standard potato.


Sugar pumpkin

Easy to convey.  Contains a fair level of nutrients, but has a somewhat bland taste.  Best enhanced with sugar.  Somewhat stringy texture.


Long island cheese pumpkin

Shape makes it more difficult to convey than the sugar pumpkin; but its flavor has higher culinary value.  Increased level of sugars, as well as a higher nutrient load than the sugar pumpkin.  The meat is smoother and less fibrous, and a deeper orange due to higher levels of carotine.


Somehow, I think the list goes on and I don't have it.  Standard bland or bitter-nasty collard greens, cauliflower (holy crap tasteless), lettuce, and broccoli just don't stand up to the fine tastes and nutrient loads of butternut squash, tomatoes, or japanese kyoto red carrots or kamo eggplant.

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Re: The healthy stuff is tasty
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011, 04:04:15 PM »
I love russet potatoes.

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Re: The healthy stuff is tasty
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011, 05:07:38 PM »
But they're all starch and no flavor.  :(  Sweet potatoes are tasty~

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Re: The healthy stuff is tasty
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2011, 05:12:47 PM »
I like sweet potatoes too.

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Re: The healthy stuff is tasty
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2011, 05:22:30 PM »
Collard (and mustard, turnip, etc.) greens are da bomb!  Also spinach and kale.

For that matter, cauliflower and broccoli are great too.
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Re: The healthy stuff is tasty
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2011, 05:28:23 PM »
Collard (and mustard, turnip, etc.) greens are da bomb!  Also spinach and kale.

For that matter, cauliflower and broccoli are great too.

+1 The bad stuff is eggplant and okra. :P
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Re: The healthy stuff is tasty
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2011, 06:22:59 PM »
I'm a fan of cucumber and peppers.  The former sliced fresh, the latter is fine fresh but I prefer roasting them until black, peeling, and then making ajvar with it.

All things in moderation.  I like new potatoes with butter and dill in a more Scandinavian style.  

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Re: The healthy stuff is tasty
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2011, 06:51:58 PM »
+1 The bad stuff is eggplant and okra. :P

Never had okra that I can recall.  But I definitely concur with the eggplant.  Never liked the stuff.
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Re: The healthy stuff is tasty
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2011, 08:12:16 PM »
+1 The bad stuff is eggplant and okra. :P

Never had okra that I can recall.  But I definitely concur with the eggplant.  Never liked the stuff.

I don't know.  Eggplant Parmesan is pretty tasty.

Oh, and try fried okra some time, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2011, 08:39:34 PM »
+1 The bad stuff is eggplant and okra. :P

Never had okra that I can recall.  But I definitely concur with the eggplant.  Never liked the stuff.

I don't know.  Eggplant Parmesan is pretty tasty.

Oh, and try fried okra some time, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

+1000 they're both tasty.

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Re: The healthy stuff is tasty
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2011, 08:54:49 PM »
+1 The bad stuff is eggplant and okra. :P

Never had okra that I can recall.  But I definitely concur with the eggplant.  Never liked the stuff.

I don't know.  Eggplant Parmesan is pretty tasty.

Oh, and try fried okra some time, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

+1000 they're both tasty.

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Re: The healthy stuff is tasty
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2011, 09:22:04 PM »
If it is green it is good!
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Re: The healthy stuff is tasty
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2011, 09:42:11 PM »
+1 The bad stuff is eggplant and okra. :P

Never had okra that I can recall.  But I definitely concur with the eggplant.  Never liked the stuff.

I don't know.  Eggplant Parmesan is pretty tasty.

Oh, and try fried okra some time, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

I'm willing to try the okra since I've never had it.

I've had eggplant pretty much every way.  My mom used to make the parm which is where my dislike started.  I've made various forms myself.  I've tried to like it, but it ain't happening.
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Re: The healthy stuff is tasty
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2011, 09:43:16 PM »
If it is green it is good!

I had a sandwhich with green roast beef on it at Roy Rogers one time.  It wasn't so good...
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Re: The healthy stuff is tasty
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2011, 10:01:35 PM »
If it is green it is good!

I had a sandwhich with green roast beef on it at Roy Rogers one time.  It wasn't so good...

Maybe the green was not ready yet?

Green veggies are good for you, control your starches.

Raw okra is great
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